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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Feb 17, 2013 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early 70's Jam ('Dancing' Dick's 8, 'Dark Star' Dick's 2)

The name "Tighten Up" comes from its similarity to this song:

Not sure if the dead took it directly from this song, but it seems likely. I would be willing to bet that Bobby was the first one to bring it into the jams; he came up with / introduced a lot of the thematic jams in the early 70s (I believe the MLB and Feelin Groovy jams came from him too)